On May 9, 2013, President Barack Obama sign an executive order making the default for government data “open and machine readable”. The executive order was accompanied by the White House’s Open Data Policy.
A new International Journal of Health Geographics Editorial by Kamel Boulos and Yang discusses how mobile exergames for GPS (global positioning system)-enabled smartphones and mini-tablets can take players outdoors, in the open air, unlike console exergames (such as those using Kinect). The rise in popularity of geosocial exergames coincides with the increase in GPS-enabled devices and ways to [...]
Never get lost again with these GPS shoes. Know of someone with the worst sense of direction? Well, there is good news for those who frequently get lost while they are out on walks around town – there is a new pair of shoes that will always be able to guide them home. Artist and [...]
Geospatial Redux: Creative Users for Street View, Esri’s Service Credit Estimator, USAToday Goes with MapBox
Google Maps and Data News The largest Street View release by Google was recently announced. Over 250,000 miles of street level imagery was released in the latest update and includes increased street coverage for Macau, Singapore, Sweden, the U.S., Thailand, Taiwan, Italy, Great Britain, Denmark, Norway and Canada. Google’s litigation front got a little bit easier [...]